MATs Summit 2017 – Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate

2018-05-30T13:10:00+00:00 Recruitment, Schools, Teaching|

Teacher Booker were pleased to attend the recent 2017 MATs Summit, and delighted at the overwhelmingly positive response to our vision and approach to changing the landscape of educational recruitment. Marooned by a placid lake in the Cotswolds, the 200 strong delegation featured MAT CEOs, business managers and head teachers alongside industry experts from [...]

Want to understand Teacher Recruitment? Speak to Professor John Howson

2017-09-20T15:41:17+00:00 Agencies, Schools, Teachers|

The recruitment crisis looms large over the whole profession of teaching. Most simply bemoan the situation; others choose to do something about it. Professor John Howson is probably the sagest example of an individual working to understand and reverse this current crisis. In an illustrious career spanning 40 years, Howson has played many parts. [...]

EdTech – Probing beyond the Portmanteau

2017-09-08T17:48:06+00:00 Agencies, Recruitment, Schools, Supply Teachers|

  Technology is a divisive subject among teachers. Some are ardent acolytes, fully persuaded of its ability to change the educational landscape, introducing students to new experiences and dissolving the orthodox approach to schooling that remains dominant in Anglo-American schools. Others are deeply sceptical, sensing a fad in full flow – tech will never [...]

NQTs: 10 Tips for Smashing your Induction Year (Part 2)

2017-09-05T17:50:38+00:00 NQTs, Schools, Teachers, Teaching|

Part 2 of our survival guide for NQT's - take heed and prosper.   6 - Keep trying new things No doubt after the first few weeks the novelty of having your own classroom and teaching groups will begin to evaporate. No doubt your enthusiasm for crafting perfect lessons will follow suit and you’ll [...]

NQTs: 10 Tips for smashing your induction year (Part 1)

2017-09-05T17:29:39+00:00 NQTs, Schools, Teachers, Teaching|

Achtung NQTs - the summer is nearly over. If you’re anything like me, the divine bliss of the holiday freefall is now coming to an abrupt end as you see the ground rapidly approaching. With that in mind, let me try and assuage your anxieties with some sage advice I was once given as [...]

How can we change the status quo together?

2017-08-16T12:32:33+00:00 Agencies, Recruitment, Schools, Supply Teachers|

The education recruitment crisis has been on everyone’s mind for some time. Blame for it is loudly thrown around in all directions with the unions and the government blaming agencies, schools blaming the government and agencies, and agencies and the government blaming schools. All this noise is unhelpful if we’re really looking for solutions. Pressure on school funding is applied from the top down. The [...]

5 reasons why education recruitment is broken and how to fix it

2017-08-16T12:32:34+00:00 Recruitment, Schools, Supply Teachers|

What keeps a professional relationship healthy? Much the same as a personal one, as it turns out. But in a crisis, desperation can cause us to forget our values in favour of ‘sticking plaster’ solutions. For maximum benefit for pupils, relationships between schools and teachers ought to embody certain core characteristics. They should be: 1. [...]